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Excerpt: How to Vaccinate the World

Excerpt: How to Vaccinate the World

On Oct. 13, 2021, the LPE Project and the Global Health Justice Partnership sponsored a panel discussion about How to Vaccinate the World. In the following excerpt, which has been lightly edited for length and clarity, the panelists discuss the development of mRNA vaccine manufacturing capacity in Africa and whether the U.S. government has done enough to. . .

Weekly Roundup: October 22, 2021

Weekly Roundup: October 22, 2021

Mark Silverman discusses the value of a statistical life, Amy Sinden argues against a one-size-fits all approach to regulatory analysis, and John N. Robinson III reflects on the necessity and illusion of public things in a democratic capitalist society.

A Post-Neoliberal Regulatory Analysis for a Post-Neoliberal World

A Post-Neoliberal Regulatory Analysis for a Post-Neoliberal World

While treating economic growth as the summum bonum of public policy may reflect the preferences of economists, large majorities of voters across the political spectrum oppose using the aim of wealth maximization to guide regulatory decision-making. The time has come to abandon cost-benefit analysis and adopt a progressive approach to regulatory analysis.

Weekly Roundup: October 8, 2021

Weekly Roundup: October 8, 2021

Zachary Liscow offers three strategies for bringing distribution into cost-benefit analysis, Elizabeth Popp Berman calls on liberals to politicize CBA, and Stacy Seicshnaydre discusses the untapped potential of the fair housing act. Plus, a bevy of new LPE events!

Let’s Politicize Cost-Benefit Analysis

Let’s Politicize Cost-Benefit Analysis

Conservatives have used cost-benefit analysis much more strategically than liberals to advance underlying political goals. Rethinking CBA within an LPE framework will require not only critique of its technical assumptions, but a willingness to be similarly strategic in thinking about its deployment.

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Weekly Roundup: October 1, 2021

Frank Pasquale introduces a symposium on the future of cost-benefit analysis, Lisa Heinzerling explains how cost-benefit analysis limits ambitious action on climate change and racial justice, and Dedrick Asante-Muhammad discusses the institutional racism of municipal bonds.